Sci Fi

Topics: Battlestar Galactica, Science fiction, Human Pages: 3 (1153 words) Published: May 21, 2013
"Fantasy is the impossible made probable, Science Fiction is the improbable made possible.” – Rod Sterling. Science Fiction gives us a unique way to express and examine core philosophical beliefs and theories in the human experience. The Battle Star Galactica board game is a great example of making the improbable possible, creating global destruction, examining different philosophical beliefs and approaches to life setting up futuristic but probable technologies and showing different possible outcome to political structures in the different times, alternate universes, different planets all of which are important criteria for science fiction. The full spectrums of human emotions are put in extreme situations during the game to help to create an enjoyable yet extremely nerve-racking learning experience. The television show Battle Star Galactica and The Novel “Stranger In A Strange Land” by Robert A Heinlein meet these same criteria as the board game while taking you on a roller coaster of emotions with themes such as Planetary destruction (week 7) while dealing with Battle Star Galactica television show and other themes like The evolving self aware human (week 13) when relating to the novels “Stranger in a Stranger Land” In “Stranger in a Stranger Land” by Robert A Heinlein the main characters evolve over time to become fully self aware human with the help and guidance of Michael Valentine Smith AKA “The Man From Mars”. They do this by learning the Martian language that shows them how to use one hundred percent of their brainpower and truly become self-aware human beings, to fully control their bodies and emotions. All The characters in the novel all started out as basically ordinary people put in extraordinary situation, which is another criteria for a good science fiction. Although the characters were for the most part ordinary they all had a specific skill set specially assigned to them just like in the Battle Star Galactica board game. When playing the game...
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